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Hepatitis C treatment for children

Children in England are set to be the first in the world to be offered a cure for hepatitis C, as part of NHS plans to eradicate the disease entirely.

More than 100 children have been identified for treatment, with hundreds more set to benefit in the coming months and years. Those aged 3 to 18 years will be given the lifesaving antiviral tablets to treat and cure the condition. This is the latest action from the NHS to find and treat people with hepatitis C, as part of NHS Long Term Plan ambitions to be the first in the world to eliminate the condition ahead of the 2030 World Health Organization commitment. More....